Category Archives: Engineering

Gecko Foot Design—Could it Lead to a Real ‘Spider-man’?

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A gecko can stick to almost any surface, so it can even run upside down on a ceiling of polished glass. This is due to the way tiny chemical forces are exploited by tiny hairs called setae, about 1/10 of a millimetre long and packed 5,000 per square millimetre (three million per square inch). The end of each seta has about 400–1,000 branches ending in a spatula-like structure about 0.2–0.5 microns—less than 1/50,000 of an inch—long (a micron is 1/1,000 of a millimetre). This is an amazingly fine structure that the researchers said was ‘beyond the limits of human technology’…

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Professor Werner Gitt, Information Science

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Why I Choose to Believe in Creation: Dr Gitt is director and professor at the German Federal Institute of Physics and Technology, Germany. He is the head of the Department of Information Technology. He holds a diploma in engineering from the Technical University of Hanover and a doctorate in engineering summa cum laude together with Borchers Medal from the Technical University of Aachen. Dr Gitt has published numerous research papers covering the fields of information science, numerical mathematics, and control engineering….

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Why Design the Universe in 6 Days?

Buttercup flowers

Although there are many reasons to accept the Biblical record of creation in six days, one of the more interesting ones is from an engineering perspective: if you’re going to make something that is exceedingly complex with endlessly interconnected systems and sub-systems, the most logical way to do it is to put all the necessary pieces together, fully-working, at one time…

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